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Benefits Leadership in Health Care winner: Walking the wellness walk

It’s one of the ironies of the healthcare profession. The men and women who care for the sick and injured often have a very high risk of obesity, despite knowing the effects of such a condition.

The problem, explains Angie Villamaria, director of associate wellness for Centura Health, is that those professionals work long and erratic hours, are in a stressful environment and cannot find time to prepare or obtain healthy and nutritious meals.

“We don’t move as much; we have a culture where super-size is better, and I think that healthcare workers are on the same trend as the rest of the nation,” she says.

So, tasked with the wellness of her colleagues, Villamaria decided to do something about it. Read more.